The Intro image has text that reads: Empower Conservation Leaders. Two groups of hikers, separated by a few yards, walk along a sunny wooded trail. Two students being publicly aknowledged. Two Forest Rangers behind the public info desk at BBVC. A little girl and Forest Service employee examining something.Little boy in a chair reading the family field guide. A group of Native students on a snow-field. Particpants in Nome, Alaska standing in front of the "End of the Iditarod Sled dog race" sign. A group of employees in hardhats and safety vests in the field.
Two employees in the field using a scope.

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Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Iditarod Trail as National Historic Trail

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This year, along with partners, we are celebrating the Iditarod National Historic Trail by organizing volunteer stewardship events along the southern trek of the Iditarod National Historic Trail in and near the Chugach National Forest. Join us for these events as we work together on this network of trails commemorating historic sites, events, and features.

Chugach National Forest opens Begich, Boggs Visitor Center

The Begich, Boggs Visitor Center

Chugach National Forest opens Begich, Boggs Visitor Center on May 26th welcoming guests from surrounding communities and from around the world. Located on the northwestern shore of Portage Lake in Portage Valley, the visitor center was built on the terminal moraine left behind by Portage Glacier almost a century ago. Begich, Boggs Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

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Ride the Train to Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop!

Visit a backcountry paradise only accessible by rail. A Chugach National Forest Ranger guides hikes or explore on your own before catching the train back from the wilderness.

National Visitor Use Monitoring Program

This summer you may see Chugach National Forest employees at recreation sites and along Forest Service roads conducting interviews of visitors...


Chugach Children's Forest

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The Chugach Children’s Forest creates opportunities for Alaska’s diverse youth and communities to connect with the over five million acres of the Chugach National Forest.

Carter Lake Trail Work

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Chugach Children’s Forest created a new youth crew to engage on the forest. The Chugach Forest Conservation crew is made up of youth from Alaska who work with forest staff.

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